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July 28, 2008  4:34 PM

Package managers: Downloaders beware



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, authentication, DataCenter, Linux, Security, Systems Management, Updates and upgrades

Package management—the process of determining which update packages should be installed on a host and then downloading and installing those package—invites a dilemma : OSes need to updated, but the process of updating them can invite security breaches. A

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July 23, 2008  9:17 PM

Surprise! Open source is growing fast, report concludes



Posted by: Dkr
Linux

This probably comes as no surprise to faithful Enterprise Linux Log readers, but the use of open source software grew at a whopping 55% a year. No kidding. That figure is courtesy of a study by well-known Linux author and consultant Bernard Golden, CEO of San Carlos, Calif.-based


July 18, 2008  4:57 PM

Open source: Get a (marketing) life, Yegge says



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
CRM, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows

“You are a brand,” Steve Yegge, technology prodigy and renowned industry blogger, told listeners in a podcast on software marketing...


July 16, 2008  6:47 PM

Novell’s Steinman upbeat on growth, partnerships



Posted by: Dkr
Interviews, Linux, SUSE/Novell, TechTarget Blogs

Novell Inc. may be a distant No. 2 to Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat. Inc. in sales of its open source operating system. But that doesn’t daunt Justin Steinman, Novell’s director of product marketing, Linux and Open...


July 9, 2008  6:49 PM

Harvard Law professor outlines OS evolution



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, videos, Windows

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/NgYE75gkzkM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] According to Yochai Benkler, Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard, open source software is part of a shift to an economy driven by de-centralized non-market...


July 7, 2008  1:20 PM

Subversion releases 1.5.0: Right for the enterprise



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, DataCenter, DataManagement, Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux, Open source applications, Updates and upgrades

Subversion (SVN) 1.5 has finally been released. Why should you care? For enterprise software managers who seek an open source software solution with a great feature set whose server and client run on Unix, Linux, Mac and/or MS...


July 3, 2008  3:49 PM

Xandros’ Linspire buy is great spectator sport



Posted by: Dkr
Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs

Sometimes company acquisitions are just fun to sit back and watch. Xandros Inc.’s recent acquisition of Linspire Inc. is a case in point. Xandros is building its muscle as the go-to interoperability player,...


June 25, 2008  11:07 PM

At Usenix ’08, worker productivity focus a bone of contention



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Linux

At Usenix '08, held in Boston June 22-27, many system administrators bemoaned the newfound emphasis on worker productivity, complaining that their bosses' attempts to measure their work has in fact hindered their work. Managers are...


June 25, 2008  4:01 PM

Fedora 9 LiveUSB: Operating systems on the go



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
Administration, interoperability and integration, Fedora Linux, open standards, Red Hat

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/sgz7PgBA9EA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] This blog post was written by Matt McDonough, assistant editor. If the enthusiasm of Fedora Project ...


June 24, 2008  2:28 PM

Red Hat/Groundwork faciliate university’s high-performance computing



Posted by: Msant
Clusters, grids and mainframes, HPC, Linux, Red Hat

At the University of Utah, scientists who require access to computational resources rely on the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC), a facility that maintains 872 nodes across three clusters. To run those clusters, the CHPC relies on...


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